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Protecting Values In Pennsylvania
Monday, November 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
End of Session Legislative Update »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania General Assembly will reach the end of its two-year session on November 30, at which time al...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group Unveils Blueprint for Growing Greener III Program »
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation, and preservati...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Welliver Appointed Plant Industry Director »
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Deputy Secretary Fred Strathmeyer announced last week that D...
Friday, September 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cannabis Anyone? »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania General Assembly recently passed bills legalizing two forms of plants in the Cannabis genu...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (3 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Government Relations Committee Won’t Support Fertilizer Bill »
HARRISBURG – Last week, the PLNA Government Relations Committee decided not to support a bill that would regulate fertiliz...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Noxious Plant Bill Moves in State Senate »
HARRISBURG – The Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act, introduced as a bill by state Senator David Argall (R-Schuylkill),...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA, FFA Turn House Floor into Pine Forest »
  HARRISBURG - PLNA and FFA transformed the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives into a forest of wh...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget Enacted, Extension Saved… for Now »
HARRISBURG - Easter Sunday March 27, Governor Wolf allowed the budget supplement passed by both houses of the General Asse...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
High Tunnel Bill Advances to Senate »
HARRISBURG – A PLNA-backed bill to exempt high tunnels (hoop houses, poly houses) from the Pennsylvania Storm Water Manage...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State Extension in Grave Danger of Closing Due to State Budget Impasse »
STATE COLLEGE – Penn State President Eric Barron warned the General Assembly last week that Penn State Extension and Agric...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act Introduced »
HARRISBURG – The Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act has been introduced as a bill by state Senator David Argall (R-Schu...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Budget Impasse May Shut Down Penn State Extension and Ag Research »
STATE COLLEGE – Penn State Extension and Agricultural Research are running out of money will have to shut down unless the...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Redraft of Lawn Fertilizer Bill Addresses Most PLNA Concerns »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) last week released a redraft of their proposed bill to regul...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wolf Administration Set to Roll Out $900 Million Growing Greener III »
HARRISBURG – The Wolf Administration is prepared to roll out a $900 million third version of the popular Growing Greener p...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Releases Draft of Fertilizer Bill »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture PDA recently released a draft of an update to the Pennsylvania fer...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wolf Administration Gearing Up for Growing Greener III »
HARRISBURG – The Wolf Administration is gearing up for a third round of the popular “Growing Greener” environmental, farml...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Introduced to Limit Liability of Snow Removal Contractors »
HARRISBURG – Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Bucks) has introduced a bill ( H.B. 1672 ) to limit the liability of snow contractors onl...
Thursday, October 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Secretary Releases Report on Lyme Disease »
HARRISBURG - Secretary of Health Karen Murphy today announced the release of the first-ever comprehensive report, produced...
Thursday, October 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Releases New Draft of Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Law »
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture released an updated draft of the new Controlled Plant and Noxious...
Thursday, October 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Meets with PennDOT Secretary on Green Infrastructure »
HARRISBURG – In late October, several PLNA members and staff met with PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards to discuss PennDOT...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Analyzes Proposed Changes in Pesticide Certification Requirements »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has developed materials comparing changes proposed by EPA in...
Friday, July 31, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PennDOT Implements New CDL Exam »
HARRISBURG – PennDOT began implementing new federal CDL skill test requirements this past June 15. If you or your employe...
Friday, July 31, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Budget Impasse Drags On »
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania heads into its second month without a budget and state spending authority, but a solution to th...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Vetoes Republican State Budget »
HARRISBURG – After weeks of a political standoff, the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed a budget on June 30 th...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Redding Agrees to Allow Alternates on Plant Committee »
HARRISBURG – For the past two years, PLNA has been working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on an updated N...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Introduced to Exempt High Tunnels from Storm Water Management Act »
LANCASTER – Some townships in Lancaster are requiring that high tunnels constructed within their jurisdictions be subject...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Budget Process Grinds… Slowly… Forward »
HARRISBURG – Work on the state budget is moving at its usual snail’s pace to meet the June 30 deadline. Like a college stu...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Supports Bill to Improve Riparian Buffers »
HARRISBURG - The PLNA Government Relations Committee voted to throw its support behind a bill that would repair the damage...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA’s Fertilizer Panel Recommends Removing Professionals from Fertilizer Bill »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s (PDA) Fertilizer Advisory Board, in a unanimous vote, recom...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Releases “Final” Draft of New Noxious Weed Law »
HARRISBURG – At the March 19 th meeting of the Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council, PDA released the “final” draft of t...
Saturday, February 28, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
PLNA Member Fred Strathmeyer, Jr. Appointed Ag Deputy Secretary »
HARRISBURG - PLNA member Fred Strathmeyer, Jr. of the Strathmeyer Companies has been appointed by governor Tom Wolf as de...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA-Backed Turf Grass Fertilize Bill is Back »
HARRISBURG – The federal EPA-backed bill to regulate the application of turf grass fertilizer is being re-introduced in th...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attorney General Gives Tips on ACRE »
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen Kane and Senior Deputy Attorney General (SDAG) Susan Bucknum addressed a seminar on...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wolf Administration – Rendell 2.0? »
HARRISBURG - Governor Wolf, sworn in on January 20 as Pennsylvania’s 47 th governor, has selected a cabinet that has ma...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Committee Assignments for General Assembly »
HARRISBURG - With the new 199 th General Assembly sworn in on January 6, new committee assignments will mean new faces...

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